GOING "GREEN" IN YOUR HOME 


According to the U.S. Green Building Council, "A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home ... A home can be built green, or you can make it green later ... Green homes are healthier, more durable and more cost-effective." 
 

Following are some links that will help you get started on making your home "greener."


Cynthia Hash is a "Green" designated Realtor by the National Association of Realtors


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5 Green Projects Under $50

  1. Install aerators on faucets
  2. Clean your refrigerator coils
  3. Replace weatherstripping
  4. Reduce light pollution
  5. Clean green

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15 Green Projects for Under $500

  1. Build a clothesline
  2. Add a tube-type skylight
  3. Put a recirculating pump under the sink
  4. Insulate hot water pipes
  5. Plant deciduous trees
  6. Install a programmable thermostat
  7. Create a rain garden
  8. Install a smart ceiling fan
  9. Replace can lights
  10. Build a worm bin

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  • Mother Earth News - Green Homes
  • National Energy Tech Lab
  • National Geographic - The Green Guide
  • Organic & Whole Health Essentials
  • Protecting Children Environmental Exposure
  • Radon & Real Estate
  • Recycled Products
  • Outdoor Adventure Recycling Charlottesville
  • RE Green
  • Regreen Remodeling Guidelines
  • Residential Energy Services Network
  • Solar Advantage Water Heaters
  • Solar Panels for the Home
  • Solar Panels in Virginia
  • Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
  • Solar Panels - Pros and Cons of Going Solar
  • Solar Panels - US Green Building Council
  • Solar Power at Home
  • State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
  • Story of Stuff
  • Structural Insulated Panel Assoc.
  • Sustainability when driving
  • Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
  • The Daily Green Consumer's Guide
  • This Old House Newsletter
  • USDE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • USA Recycled Products
  • US Green Building Council
  • US Home Services Directory - Green
  • VA Division of Energy
  • VA Sustainable Building Network
  • Walkable Places to Live
  • Wetlands Preservation
  • What Makes a Green Home?
  • Whole Building Design Guide
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